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CalWave Wave Energy Converter

Generating electricity from the power of the ocean

July 2020
Gallery CalWave Wave Energy Converter 1
Gallery CalWave Wave Energy Converter 1


CalWave has developed a game-changing Solution to harness the vast energy from ocean waves to serve coastal communities with sustainable energy and water.

Coastal and island communities are often dependent on diesel generators for power, which are a polluting and inefficient energy source. CalWave's patent-pending Wave Energy Converter (WEC) aims to address this challenge by harnessing the vastly available, predictable and stable energy from waves to provide communities with reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity and freshwater. The high performing WEC operates fully submerged, allowing it to survive stormy seas without visual impact. CalWave’s mission is to install 500 units of baseload ocean wave power by 2030 for island communities. By harnessing the power of the ocean, wave energy can provide affordable, predictable and sustainable energy for communities across the world.

Label Date July 29, 2020
From United States
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Partners (public and private), early adopter clients

The environmental benefits

  • 50% emission reduction for island communities by replacing diesel generators
  • Zero emissions from operation

The Financial benefits

  • Can deliver payback in 1.5 years
  • Can deliver 30% cost reduction compared to diesel generators

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Company Profile

CalWave Power Technologies Inc.

Ocean Waves to Watts and Water.

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Headquarters Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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